Saturday, June 13, 2009


Today we visited Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, aka "Amish Country" as part of our visit to see Thomas the Tank Engine.

I took a lot of pictures of the Amish and Mennonite in the area while we were driving around, including the picture above of some of the men working on building an addition to a farmhouse. It wasn't until we got home and looked at the pictures that the Husband noticed that the Amish man in question appears to be using a DeWalt power tool (he can spot that trademark yellow anywhere!). There also appears to be some sort of airnailer next to the guy on the roof (and that's to say nothing of the whole use of the "house wrap" from 84 Lumber). Now, I understand that the Amish have some strange rules about what "technology" can be used and can't be, but geesh! If you're going to use power tools, why not get a car while you're at it? Not to mention that we saw quite a few Amish girls on scooters (non-motorized scooters) and none of them had on shoes!?! Out in the fields, operating these scooters with one foot on the ground like something out of the Flintstones. In the immortal words of the former Cornell Law School Dean Russell Osgood: "Aren't you concerned about ringworm?" Someone, get these poor girls Pedicures, Stat!

But alas, the main reason for our visit:

the Illustrious Thomas the Tank Engine!

Needless to say, Miss B. got a big kick out of it!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Grandparents awaiting further pictures!!! It's Saturday night, that's our entertainment!